• Bonnie Crane

Patterned Paper Landscapes featuring Simon Says Stamp's Happy Fall Y'all!


Hello everyone! We have had some crazy weather! I woke up one morning last week to a winter wonderland ... so. much. snow! And very cold! I live in southern Canada and we don't usually see snow like this until around December and rarely that cold! Thankfully, the last couple of days are more in keeping with late fall in my region ... sweater weather ... and I am seeing the last of the snow ... for now! My Simon Says Monthly Card Kit for October arrived just as the temperature was on the rise ... putting me in the mood for making cute, Autumn cards! Many cards have already been posted with the stamp set, Happy Fall Y'all, included in the kit. I was so inspired by all the patterned paper I was seeing that I couldn't resist giving it a go! They reminded me of landscape quilting scenes. Here is my take!

I began by creating the patterned paper landscapes. The hillsides were cut with Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Hills and Slopes and mounted on white sheet foam to create dimension. The elements for one card were stamped on Neenah Desert Storm and embossed with copper embossing powder. For the other two cards, I worked with Versafine ink that was clear embossed on Bristol Smooth card stock. The bear, trees and owl were also stamped and embossed on patterned paper. The sentiments were embossed directly on the background.

The elements were coloured simply with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I was careful to use the water brush sparingly when working on the Kraft paper. It cannot withstand water like Bristol Smooth. The sweaters, scarf and tree tops were trimmed first from the patterned paper and adhered to the images. All the images were fussy cut following the embossed outline.

Card stock was selected to compliment each patterned background and trimmed down to leave a 1/8" border when attached to an A2 sized card base. The patterned background was adhered and the elements arranged. Glue was used to adhere them to the hillside and foam squares were used for the 'overhang'. Nuvo Drops enhanced some details on the mushrooms, birds, banner and heart. Black drops were used to create buttons on one of the sweaters.


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